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Source: Gizmodo – gizmodo.com By Andrew Liszewski Satellites and autonomous drones have reduced our need for cutting-edge spy planes and stealth fighters. So Lockheed’s famed Skunk Works, creators of the SR-71 Blackbird, have now built a unique robot called the … Continue reading
Russian Adventurer Fedor Konyukhov Breaks World Hot Air Balloon Record, Lands Safely in Western Australia
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation – .abc.net.au Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth in a hot air balloon in just over 11 days, landing safely in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt.
Source: The Guardian – theguardian.com Fedor Konyukhov, 65, launches from Australian outback with aim to set a new world record by circumnavigating the globe in under 13 days.
Source: Science Magazine – sciencemag.org By Patrick Monahan The latest and largest pressurized balloon to be launched by NASA has set a record for endurance: the longest mid-latitude flight by a large scientific balloon.
Source: Space Daily – spacedaily.com Decades ago when he was in grade school, Christopher Walker stepped outside with his father to see the NASA all-aluminized Echo balloon cross the nighttime sky in Earth’s orbit. That early space spectacle stuck with … Continue reading